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Azathioprine - Overview

Azathioprine is a medication used in managing symptoms related to certain types of arthritis and also preventing organ transplant rejection. People who might need an azathioprine medication prescription, including azathioprine 50 mg tablets, can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe azathioprine when appropriate to do so.

What Is Azathioprine Used For?

Azathioprine prescription medication, marketed under the brand name Imuran, belongs to a class of medications known as immunosuppressive antimetabolite medications. Azathioprine is indicated for use in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis with active symptoms and is also sometimes used in the prevention of rejection following certain types of kidney transplants. Azathioprine's mechanism of action is not fully clear but likely involves modulating antibody protection and suppressing cells in the immune system known as T-cells. Azathioprine is sometimes considered a prodrug, meaning that it is metabolized into an active drug before it exerts many of its effects in the body.

Azathioprine - Dosing and Cost

Following oral absorption, azathioprine medication generally reaches peak serum levels within two hours and less than half of the drug is bound to proteins. Azathioprine demonstrates a half life of approximately five hours and is metabolized to 6-mercaptopurine in the body. Azathioprine is generally available as azathioprine 50 mg tablets. Azathioprine tablets are yellow to off-white in color and should be stored between 15° C and 25° C. While branded azathioprine is somewhat expensive, generic azathioprine is moderately affordable, costing approximately 50 cents per azathioprine 50 mg tablet at many pharmacies in the United States. Azathioprine coupons can sometimes be found through the manufacturer or online. Also, some insurance plans will help pay for costs associated with azathioprine medication, depending on why it was prescribed.

Can I Buy Azathioprine Online?

One cannot just buy azathioprine online as azathioprine is a prescription medication in the United States. Because of this azathioprine OTC is not available, either. The first step to getting an azathioprine tablet prescription is consulting a medical provider. People who need an azathioprine prescription can use Push Health to connect with a licensed medical provider in their area who can prescribe azathioprine, including azathioprine 50 mg tablets, when appropriate to do so.

Azathioprine - Side Effects

Prior to using azathioprine prescription medication, it is necessary to discuss possible side effects and other concerns with a qualified medical practitioner. Side effects that can result from azathioprine use include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, fatigue and muscle aches. Azathioprine can cause liver dysfunction and liver testing should be performed regularly as a result. Because azathioprine suppresses the immune system, secondary infections are a known side effect after azathioprine use. Azathioprine use has also been linked to the development of malignancies. Azathioprine and alcohol should not be used together. People with a known hypersensitivity to azathioprine or ingredients in the medication should not take azathioprine medication.

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Last updated July 13, 2021. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions. Please call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency.